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Unformatted text preview: pations (McDonald’s), except protective and household; Handlers, equipment cleaners, helpers and laborers; Farming, forestry, and fishing, except farm operators and managers. Labor Sectors (there can be a little bit of overlap amongst these, but it tends to come down to whether or not there is a union) Education attainment and income US Census Beareau. 33% of all women between ages 25- 29 had bachelors degree or more. Only 26% of men…he more advanced education you receive the higher the income. Surplus labor market (reserve labor army) You have a group of people who are designated as being able to move in and then you can move them out as the labor needs change, Part time jobs (flexible labor),Women in maquiladoras,Bracero program, Seasonal work Double day working outside the home and then tend to the domestic work Invisibility for women domestics • 4 • Politics of Invisibility o Maria Root’s work on Asian immigrants o Depiction of middle class women as vain and obsessed with their looks o White standards of beauty o Lesbians are assumed to be free of male heterosexual gaze Ressentiment Ressentiment is a sense of hostility directed at that which one identifies as the cause of one's frustration, that is, an assignment of blame for one's frustration. The sense of weakness or inferiority and perhaps jealousy in the face of the "cause" generates a rejecting/justifying value system, or morality, which attacks or denies the perceived source of one's frustration. The ego creates an enemy in order to insulate itself from culpability. Mommy track Associated with corporate jobs à༎ women would look at a different track then men because they would leave and then come back to work for child bearing Neoclassical (mainstream) economic theory People have rational preferences among outcomes Between a good outcome and a bad outcome, you are going to choose the good outcome People act on the basis of full and relevant information Want to have a preferable outcome Individuals maximize their utility (stretch their dollars) Feminist economics Role of the economic and the realm of the social Feminist economics is the critical study of economics including its methodology, epistemology, history and empirical research, attempting to overcome pervasive androcentric (male and patriarchal) biases. It focuses on topics of particular relevance to women, such as care work or occupational segregation (exclusion of women and minorities from certain fields); deficiencies of economic models, such as disregarding intra-household bargaining; new forms of data collection and measurement such...
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This note was uploaded on 02/24/2014 for the course GWSS 200 taught by Professor Aanerdu during the Fall '12 term at University of Washington.

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